Franchising offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to invest in a small business without worrying about a lack of resources or experience, SCORE Counselor Joyce Browning writes. Franchisors provide entrepreneurs with services such as site selection, training, product supply, marketing plans, advertising, financing and support during tough times. "The franchisor is there to help with suggestions and systems that have worked in prior economic downturns," FranNet President and Chief Operating Officer Jania Bailey said.

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